South Canaan Township
|o Total||28.23 sq mi (73.13 km2)|
|o Land||27.46 sq mi (71.13 km2)|
|o Water||0.77 sq mi (2.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,444 ft (440 m)|
| o Estimate |
|o Density||62.19/sq mi (24.01/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
18436, 18459, 18472
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 28.2 square miles (72.9 km2), of which 27.5 square miles (70.4 km2) is land and 0.7 square mile (1.8 km2) (2.48%) is water.
At the 2010 census, there were 1,768 people, 645 households, and 487 families in the township. The population density was 64.3 people per square mile (24.8/km2). There were 762 housing units at an average density of 27.7/sq mi (10.8/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.9% White, 0.5% Black, 0.2% American Indian, 1.1% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.
Of the 645 households, 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 19.4% of households were one person, and 9.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the township the population was spread out, with 24.2% under the age of 18, 58.8% from 18 to 64, and 17% 65 or older. The median age was 42.3 years.
The median household income was $33,177 and the median family income was $40,170. Males had a median income of $26,484 versus $22,400 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,706. About 10.6% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.